Fermilab Today Nov. 15, 2010 - Nov. 19, 2010

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Standard Model benchmarks workshop today and Saturday
Tevatron and LHC experimentalists and theorists will hold a workshop on Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20, to discuss Standard Model benchmarks as measured by experiments at the LHC and Tevatron. Registration is required. Participants will meet from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in One West on Friday and in the CDF Conference Room in Building 327 on Saturday. For more information and to register, see http://www.physics.purdue.edu/particle/cteq/.

PayFlex PowerPoint Presentation
If you were unable to attend a session presented by the new FSA vendor PayFlex, you can click on this website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/PayFlexPowerpoint.pdf to view the PowerPoint presentation.

VISA Office closed
The Visa Office will be closed from Tuesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. In case of emergencies or if you need immediate assistance, contact Borys Jurkiw at x4363 or borys@fnal.gov. We will re-open as usual on Monday, Nov. 29.

Arts & Lecture Series closed Nov. 25-26
The Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Box Office will be closed November 24, 25, and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. For ticket reservations phone 630-840-ARTS (2787) and leave a detailed message. Ticket reservations can also be mailed to The Fermilab Arts Series, P.O. Box 500, Mail Station 111, Batavia, IL 60510. http://www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/index.shtml

Fermilab Today holiday schedule
Fermilab Today will not publish on Nov. 25 and 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The last issue of Fermilab Today in 2010 will appear on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Fermilab Today will resume publication on Monday, Jan. 3.

Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series Box Office Winter schedule
The Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Box Office will be closed Dec. 20 through December 31. For ticket reservations phone 630-840-ARTS (2787) and leave a detailed message. Ticket reservations can also be mailed to Fermilab Arts Series, P.O. Box 500, Mail Station 111, Batavia, IL 60510. http://www.fnal.gov/culture/NewArts/index.shtml

TIAA CREF Representatives at Fermilab November 22
TIAA-CREF representatives will be at Fermilab on Monday, November 22. These sessions are designed to assist employees considering participation in the VSO. Representatives will meet with employees individually to answer questions and provide information. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-732-8353.

Users Office Holiday Hours
The Users office will be closed on November 25th and 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Users office will be closed on December 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st for the Christmas Holiday. If you need an ID renewal during that time, please make it a point to come to our office before the days listed above. Normal Users Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm. If you need a rental car from Pilot’s Leasing, and did not reserve one in advance, please visit the communications office located on the ground floor of the Wilson Hall, next to the Key and ID Office.

Barn Dance November 21
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by White Mule and calling by Lynn Garren & Dave Harding. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free. 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. More info and directions

Russian club talk
Russian club conversation is going to be Friday, November 19, 5pm, music room of the Users Center. Alexey Burov is giving a talk (in Russian) "Prehistory of Ancient Greece". Everybody is welcome!

Reminder Timecards due early for Week of Nov 15 – 21
Employees submit their timecard by 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 19. Supervisors have all timecards approved by noon Friday Nov. 19. Pay day for non exempt employees for this week will be Wed. Nov. 24 due to the Thanksgiving days off Thursday and Friday.

New Q&A posted on VSO website
On Nov. 11, Fermilab Director Pier Oddone announced a voluntary separation offer to bring Fermilab operations into balance with the resources expected for this fiscal year, FY11. To learn more about the voluntary separation offer please visit the website: http://www.fnal.gov/faw/vso/q-and-a.html.

School's Day Out
School's Out Day Camp On Nov. 22 and 23, childcare for school age children (7-12 years) will be offered at Kuhn Barn from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per camper. Enrollment will be accepted until noon on Thurs., Nov. 18. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The program will be cancelled if less than 7 register. Campers will need to bring a lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Beverage at lunch, morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call Mary or Patti at The Children's Center x3762 or email daycare@fnal.gov to register.

Help Fermilab track greenhouse gas emissions - take a survey
Fermilab wants to learn more about employees' commuting practices. By taking a commuting and travel survey, you can help the ES&H Section better estimate the greenhouse gas emissions from employees commuting to work or traveling on business. To learn more about the survey read the article in Fermilab Today: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive2010/today10-11-08.html . This survey is only targeting employees (those with the letter N after their ID number). Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8WXG9WS .

Turkey date for Thanksgiving dinner
International Services will play matchmaker again this Thanksgiving between volunteers at Fermilab who are hosting Thanksgiving dinners and anyone at Fermilab who does not already have Thanksgiving plans. Visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/users/turkeydate/ to fill out a host or guest questionnaire. The program is open to anyone at Fermilab, domestic or international, user, employee or contractor. Contact Kathy Johnson at kjohnson@fnal.gov with questions.

Free CERN LHC book
Direct from CERN, we have several hundred complimentary copies of "The CERN Large Hadron Collider: Accelerator and Experiments." The Library is distributing these books to anyone wanting a copy. This is a two-volume compilation technically describing the Large Hadron Collider and experiments at the time of the start-up in September 2008. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, CERN Director-General, expects “The seven articles collected in this book will serve as central references for the stream of scientific publication that we expect to emerge from experiments with the LHC over the next 10-20 years. For more information please visit http://jinst.sissa.it/LHC/ or library@fnal.gov or x3401.

Tango at Fermilab through Dec. 1
Our new series of four tango classes and new Choreography class starts November 10, with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Classes are held each Wednesday in Ramsey Auditorium, Class dates: Nov 10, 17, 24, and Dec 1. Level 1: Fundamentals: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Level 2: Intermediate/Adv: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Choreography: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please send an email to Pam Noyes noyes@fnal.gov or http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Nov. 22 deadline for The University of Chicago Tuition Remission Program
The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the Winter 2011 quarter is Nov. 22nd. For more information and enrollment forms, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or visit the website http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/uchicago.html.

Pedestrian Safety Awareness for Families
"Safe Journey" is an interactive pedestrian safety program designed for families. Follow John as he walks from home to a bus stop to go to a soccer field accross town, he returns home after nightfall. Take a walk with John and help him decide how to handle some tricky safety situations. Follow this link to Pedestrian Safety information provided by the Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee (TSS)http://www.fnal.gov/pub/traffic_safety/.

Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks
Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks, a PowerPoint presentation by the Village of Hinsdale, addresses Illinois Pedestrian Law and offers safety tips for pedestrians. Follow this link to the PowerPoint presentation, additional Pedestrian and Traffic Safety information provided by the Fermilab Traffic Safety Subcommittee (TSS) http://www.fnal.gov/pub/traffic_safety/.

BULLYING: It's everyone's problem Nov. 18
Thursday, Nov. 18, Noon-1:00 p.m., One West, Speaker: Michael Cortina MS., LCPC. A recent study indicates that half of 43,000 students surveyed admitted to bullying in the past year. Suicide, one result of bullying, has been in recent news and is on the rise. This seminar will address recent statistics, the effects on the target individual, and offer tips on how to deal effectively with bullying. It will focus primarily on bullying in children and young adults and will address bullying in the work place. Michael Cortina is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle Program through Dec. 31
ES&H is rolling out its 2nd annual "Accelerate to a Healthy Lifestyle" program which kicks off Oct. 1. The event will run from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. The goal is to exercise three days per week for 30 minutes. For more information, please visit the ES&H web page where you can now enter your time electronically, access hard copy log sheets, etc. http://www-esh.fnal.gov/.

Fermilab Winter Volleyball League
2010/2011 winter volleyball league games will start on Monday, November 15th, at 6pm. All teams have to be registered by or at the Captain's Meeting, which will take place in Wilson Hall Cafeteria on Thursday, November 11th, at noon. All captains, and interested players are invited. Additional inquiries with league representative Sergey Los at los@fnal.gov or visit https://plone4.fnal.gov/P1/Main/Orgs/Volleyball.

Toastmaster Nov. 18
Bring your lunch and join us for 45 minutes in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, Nov. 18 starting at 12:05. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea as to whether you have time to prepare or just 10 seconds. You will learn to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence and in a wide range of situations, best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment, with people who are there for the same reasons. Please visit http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters.

Book Fair Nov. 17 & 18
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10am-4pm and Thursday, Nov. 18, 8am-3pm. Cash, credit cards and checks accepted. Wilson Hall Atrium. Great opportunity to start your holiday shopping. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation/Wellness at x2548.

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